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Old 4th January 2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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Water-start is more difficult with cambers, no discussion about it.
Especially from size > 8m2.
It gets easier with the smaller sizes but remains more difficult.

I don't exactly know your windsurf level, but I can assure you that jibing should not be a factor to whithold you from cambered sails. Once you get used to it, you will actually prefer to jibe with cambers because they help you better pull through the maneuver. I'm talking normal jibes, no duck jibes or other fancy moves.

I only bring this up because you said yourself and I quote:
"I felt overpowered sometime and was overtaken by guys who are larger than me on a smaller setup"
Cambered sails help you a lot in overpowered conditions. The profile of these sails, creating the big belly, makes sure that the power of the sail stays in front which results in hammering the board down, discharging the load on your trailing arm. At the same time you'll benefit of higher and more controlled speed.
Perhaps you will benefit more from a better sail than from another board, although I agree that the IS97 is much better for your weight.

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Old 4th January 2011, 06:12 PM   #12
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Water-start is more difficult with cambers, no discussion about it.
Especially from size > 8m2.
It gets easier with the smaller sizes but remains more difficult.

I don't exactly know your windsurf level, but I can assure you that jibing should not be a factor to whithold you from cambered sails. Once you get used to it, you will actually prefer to jibe with cambers because they help you better pull through the maneuver. I'm talking normal jibes, no duck jibes or other fancy moves.

I only bring this up because you said yourself and I quote:
"I felt overpowered sometime and was overtaken by guys who are larger than me on a smaller setup"
Cambered sails help you a lot in overpowered conditions. The profile of these sails, creating the big belly, makes sure that the power of the sail stays in front which results in hammering the board down, discharging the load on your trailing arm. At the same time you'll benefit of higher and more controlled speed.
Perhaps you will benefit more from a better sail than from another board, although I agree that the IS97 is much better for your weight.

Cheers.
Hi Belskorpio

I have no problem gybing with 7.8m Naish GP cambered sail and appreciated the stability such sail offers. My skill is intermediate (able to blast comfortably in straps and carve gybe though its non planning) but can't do proper waterstart due to lack of consistent wind. And when its really honk, i will size down to my next smaller 5.5 sail which i seldom used. I thought of learning water-start during lightwind day so decided to get a non-cambered instead.
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Old 4th January 2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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Well I don't know Severne sails. From what I've heard the Overdrive is close to a race sail: lots of high-end speed/control but little low-end power. Might be closer to a 6.5 NCX. Both would be good options but you mention wind averaging 8-12 knots. If you are facing such conditions quite often, then a 7ish sail makes sense. IMHO cams do not bring significant benefits on sails < 7 mē (outside speed/competition) but this is debatable, moreover at your weight.
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Well I don't know Severne sails. From what I've heard the Overdrive is close to a race sail: lots of high-end speed/control but little low-end power. Might be closer to a 6.5 NCX. Both would be good options but you mention wind averaging 8-12 knots. If you are facing such conditions quite often, then a 7ish sail makes sense. IMHO cams do not bring significant benefits on sails < 7 mē (outside speed/competition) but this is debatable, moreover at your weight.
Hi Farlo

I guess i will go for NCX 7.0m then since cam is not really beneficial at my weight and also due to the wind strength. Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Old 5th January 2011, 10:28 PM   #15
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You are welcome. In fact I meant that because of your very light weight, you may benefit from the extra stability of a (small) cammed sail. But NCX is certainly stable enough already. You won't regret it. Have fun!!
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